The Odisha government will now turn its attention to aggressively vaccinate people against Covid-19 in the rural pockets of the State so that the inoculation exercise can be completed to a large extent before a possible third wave of the pandemic hits the State, Director, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department, Bijay Panigrahi said on Thursday.
The State government of Odisha on Friday announced to introduce Covaxin for inoculation of people aged 18 years and above in the district of Ganjam. Manufactured by the Bharat Biotech will be soon rolled out for vaccinating people in Ganjam district including the Berhampur Municipal Corporation area from the month of July.
A group of vendors from Ganjam district have come up with an innovative idea to encourage citizens to participate in the vaccination drive and jump the hesitancy hurdle. They are providing discount on groceries to fully inoculated customers.
The city municipal corporation authorities here has expedited the second dose of Covid vaccination for the beneficiaries under the age category of 18 to 44 years. The third phase of Covid vaccination is continuing in the city since May 3.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the first corporate sector vaccination drive at Indian Oil Corporation Limited Headquarters in Bhubaneswar today (June 2).
The Odisha government on Tuesday once again relaxed certain terms and conditions in the global e-tender it has floated for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
As the Covid pandemic sweeps across Odisha, the government's massive inoculation initiative for all above 18 years of age to arrest the rising Corona crisis in the State is a laudable effort. However, this ambitious step of the government seems to have hit a roadblock. The lack of internet accessibility and poor telecom infrastructure in several pockets of the State has now evolved as a major challenge for the government in achieving its target of universal vaccination.
The vaccination exercise against Covid-19 which was halted in the State in view of very severe cyclonic storm Yaas has resumed today.
Odisha government on Tuesday ordered local authorities at various levels to begin facilitation for Covid vaccination of family members of healthcare providers.
An elderly woman approached the Commissionerate Police here today accusing her son of showing ill-treatment to her and denying her Aadhaar Card for Covid vaccination.
The vaccination drive for people between 18 and 44 years has begun at other major urban centres in Odisha from today. Even though the vaccination for above 18 years had begun from May 1, people in this category were vaccinated with Covaxin shots only in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area so far.
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